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Monday, July 16, 2012

Exploring Cricut Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited you decided to join on us on the Exploring Cricut Christmas in July Blog Hop!  If you are coming here first, I suggest starting at the beginning at Sharon's blog and hopping along the way.  You can start at Sharon's blog by clicking here!  There are a few that are doing giveaways, so you don't want to miss out on this awesome hop!

So without further adieu, here is my creation for the blog hop.  I decided to do a Christmas card and used the Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge to do so.  I picked up the patterned paper from Joann's and the solid paper came from Recollections by Michaels.  I ended up using a gel pen to add stitching to the border of the card.  When all was said and done I used the Black Onyx Liquid Pearls to add a "doorknob" to the front door.  The image was cut at 4.5 inches which fit perfectly on my 4.25" x 5.5" card.

I just LOVE this little house.  From the foot prints on the roof, to Santa sliding down the chimney, and the snow details on the window sill and door.  Check out the pictures below!





For all of you who were sad about not having a video before, you are in LUCK!  I have created a tutorial video on how I put this card together and you can watch it below.  :)  Feels good to be making videos again after a little hiatus.


Now, for the rest of the line up, check it out below.

Sharon - http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com
Annette - http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com
Jessica - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
Emily - http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com
Michelle - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com
Lori - http://scrappinsaints.blogspot.com
Kim - http://littleredshood.blogspot.com
Ian - http://anewbiecrafter.blogspot.com <-----  You are here
Diana - http://craftypeepdb.blogspot.com <-----  Go here next
Georgiana - http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com
Diane - http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com

Craft on,
Ian

58 comments:

  1. Super cute, especially with Santa going down the chimney.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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    1. Thanks so much, Georgiana! I just love that he's going down and you can only see his feet. Makes me laugh. :)

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  2. The card is cute, but the addition of the footprints in the snow and a glimpse of Santa going down the chimney makes it perfect!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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    1. Isn't it? Thanks for stopping by, Sheri! :)

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  3. Love the touch of Santa footprints! Great job:)

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    1. Thanks, Annette! This has to be one of my favorite images on that cartridge. :)

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  4. Hi Ian!!!

    So glad to finally get back to the team and to meet you!

    What a WONDERFUL job you did with your card! I love the faux stitching and I love that you used house #3!!! Dont you just love that cartridge???

    Great job!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, great to meet you too, Jessica! :) I adore this cartridge. It is so cute! :)

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  5. Love the rich colors and that faux stitching!

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    1. Thanks so much! The more I do the faux stitching the better I get at it/the more I love it. :)

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  6. Very cute house. Love the footprints. I'm a new subscriber. Jessica sent me.

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    1. Aww, welcome Stephanie! Thanks for the kind words. :) Glad you liked it!

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  7. Ian, this card is adorable! I just love the little footprints on the roof. I SO wish I had bought this cartridge when I could find it at my local Walmart :) TFS

    michelle
    http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! Dang, next time you see it, you must pick it up! :)

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  8. Ian, I love, love, love your card. TFS
    dmcardmaker (at aol.com)
    (email follower)

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    1. Thanks so much! :D Glad you were able to stop by and have a look. :)

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  9. Ok...now I really need to get out my Jolly Holidays cart! I think your the 3rd person on this hop to have used it and I love all of the projects, but this one OMG...I love the little foot prints on the roof!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)
    4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com

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    1. You absolutely do, Carol! :D Those footprints are too cute. I love it! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Cute card. Love the santa down the chimney!
    busybucharoo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  11. what a great card. I love that Jolly Holidays cart. Hard to think of Xmas this time of year with the weather being so hot. But come December you'll be ready.

    maureen

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    1. Aww, thanks, Maureen! It is pretty difficult to think about it, but this only means that colder times are ahead which is good!

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  12. Great card Ian and another fab video. TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks, Karon! So happy you stopped by! :D

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  13. Adorable card Ian, and please keep those videos coming!!!! TFS
    Gina
    creationsbyGina.blogspot.com

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    1. You got it, Gina! I will absolutely do that. :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  14. Sweet card. Love the cute foot steps. Was that a stamp?

    marg0006 at verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper101

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    1. Thanks so much! The foot steps are actually on the cartridge and are cut out when you cut out the roof. The sentiment on the inside is from Close To My Heart. :)

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  15. Newbie... Nuh Uhh! This is perfection! You look like an old pro!

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    1. Hahaha. :) Thanks so much, that means a lot to me. :)

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! Glad you stopped by!! :)

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    1. Thank you! :) Glad you enjoyed it. :D

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    1. Thank you, Lee-Ann! I'm glad you were able to stop by to take a look. :)

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  19. Oh my gosh! This is just fantastic Ian!!! I so love this cut!! The footprints are the best! Love love love your card!!!! :)

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    1. Oh, Sharon, thank you so much! I'm so glad you loved the card. :) Now...who to send it to?! :)

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    1. Thank you, Tara. You are too kind. :D

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  21. Really cute. I love the footprints in the snow.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your compliments! :) I am glad you like it. :)

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  22. Hi Ian!Oh!My!I love it!!I have to! have to! make it !!!The Christmas house is so beautiful!!!The footprints are awesome!!Great Job my friend!!!

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    1. Migdalia, you, my friend, may be my biggest fan - or the person that pushes me to keep getting better and better. Your comments make me smile. Thank you! :) So glad you were able to stop by. :)

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  23. Great card Ian, Love the little Santa prints in the snow... nice touch! TFS

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    1. Thank you so much, Sheila! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  24. OMGoodness this is just too cute I love your colors

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Diana! :) So happy you loved the colors. :)

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  25. Your house is adorable, especially those little feet on the roof!

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    1. Aww, thanks, DonnaSue! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Oh Ian this is so cute! I love the snow on the building. Cute Cute! TFS AJ~

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    1. Thanks, AJ! :) I appreciate you stopping by! :D

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  27. nice card!!! Just signed up as your newest follower via the CTMH blog tour. Please visit and follow back if you will at"
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Robin! :) I'm so glad you liked it. I am a new follower of your blog as well! :)

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  28. Loved your card Ian! I thought everything about it was perfect!

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    1. Thanks so much, Emily! :) I am so glad you loved it! Thanks for stopping by!

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